b. 1992, Salem Massachusetts


2019 -- Yale School of Art: MFA Candidate, Painting/Printmaking 

2015 -- Boston University: BFA, Painting, minor in History of Art and Architecture



2016 -- New York Studio School Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson

2015 -- The Chautauqua Institution, Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY

2014 -- Venice Studio Arts Program; Boston University; Venice, Italy


Solo Exhibitions


Buttoned Down, Yale Slifka Center for Jewish Life, New Haven CT

Group Exhibitions


Now You See It, 1969 Gallery, New York NY

Words Cannot Express, Yale School of Art Second Year Show, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT

Human Shape, curated by Katherine J. Kim, Readywipe Gallery, Holyoke MA

A Few Conversations Between Women, 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA

Bodies of Work, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


You Can Get In And Not Do Anything, Yale MFA First Year Show, Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Garbage Necklace and Other Things, How's Howard?, Boston, MA

Reconstruir, 41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York NY

Anachronism and Liberation, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA 

One Night Stand, curated by Brigitte Mulholland and Ryan Michael Ford, W Hotel and Residences, New York, NY 

Boston Center for the Arts Ball, pop-up exhibition curated by Robert Moeller, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

#38, Body/Head, pop up show at Be Fluent NYC, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY 

B L O O M, Copeland Gallery, London, UK

re_vol_ting: an art show in protest, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

Brooklyn Lime, Bergen Street Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Queer Painting, How's Howard? Exhibitions, Boston, MA



Preview, Hojoko, Boston, MA

#35, Jenny spoke softly under her long skinny nose, curated by Paulina Bebecka, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY

Sweet Spoils, curated by John Maloof and Rich Szczepanksi, Miishkooki Art Space, Chicago, IL

Three Rooms, curated by Fiona Buchanan, galleryELL

Hip To Be Square, Boston, MA

Colorblind, The Gallery at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA



Living Threads, The New York Studio School, New York, NY

Gallery 18, The Chautauqua Institution, NY

Annual Student Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, The Chautauqua Institution, NY

 54: The Boston University BFA Thesis Show, 808 Gallery at Boston University

Fuel Education Exhibition, Copley Square offices, Boston, MA



Where is My Cow? Gallery 5,  Boston, MA

Open Studios,  Venice, Italy



 Arches Student Print Exhibition; Juried exhibition; 808 Gallery at Boston University

Visual Art Undergraduate Student Showcase; 808 Gallery at Boston University

Group show, Boston University Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism



Visual Art Undergraduate Student Showcase; 808 Gallery at Boston University

Sloane House Art Exhibition; residence of BU President Robert Brown

 Explorations of Sexuality; Boston University Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism


Collaborative  performances (2016):

Telephone; Conversation: 1,  Foundation Hall Productions

Painting performance, Julian Loida: Contemporary Configurations, Armory Cafe, Somerville, MA

Painting performance to John Cage's "Dream,"  graduate recital for Julian Loida, The New England Conservatory

Painting performance to Bach's G Minor Adagio, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

 Painting performance to Bach's G Minor Adagio, CityPOP Egleston, Boston, MA

Painting performance to Bach's G Minor Adagio, The Lilypad, Cambridge, MA

 Painting performance to John Cage's "Dream," The Record Company, in partnership with The New England Conservatory Performance                      Project  


Awards and Grants

Jane Chermayeff Scholarship, The New York Studio School, New York, NY

 Karin and Melvin Johnson Scholarship, The Chautauqua Institution, NY

Constatin Alajalov Scholarship; Boston University

Performance Scholarship; Boston University

Wilhelmina Denning Jackson Scholarship for the Arts; Wilhelmina Denning Jackson Trust

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship




Interview, Juxtapoz Magazine, by Sasha Bogojev: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/experience-imagination-memory-a-conversation-with-rebecca-ness/

Interview, ArtMaze Magazine, by Layla Leiman "http://artmazemag.com/rebecca-ness-if-i-work-with-a-fire-under-my-ass-thats-when-the-paintings-get-the-most-exciting/"


Interview, "Art of Choice" http://artofchoice.club/2017/09/26/rebecca-ness/

"'Re_volt_ing' stages a one-night artistic response to inauguration day," Carly Olson, Metro Boston


"Meet Our Alums," The Chautauqua Institution, interview by Sage Snider. 

"Sweet Spoils Group Show at Miishkooki Art Space," Juxtapoz. 

"Time" issue, Revel Zine



Teaching Assistant for Printmaking 1 with Professor Alexander Valentine, Yale School of Art


Visiting teacher, Norfolk Correctional Institution, Norfolk MA


Painting teacher, Acorn Gallery School of Art, Marblehead MA



Artist Talk, Boston University College of Fine Arts


 Artist Talk, Boston University College of Fine Arts

Co-founder, In Residence Project, www.inresidenceproject.com


Courtroom sketch artist, U.S. vs. Dzokhar Tsarnaev, The Daily Free Press, Boston, MA